It all started with a smell of burned plastic from my pc
Posted on 2004-08-31
It all started one morning in the beginning of May when i woke up to a burned smell from my pc!!! First thing I checked was system and cpu temp and both where ok. Then the hole system just crashed and I could not get it up and go again.
I thought the smell came from the PSU so I bought a new one, my old PSU was of the budget type so I found it smart to buy a new (Fortron). Then I tried to boot my PC with an other hardrive with win xp installed on it. That worked fine, so I decided to buy a new hardrive and expected all my sorrows to be gone. But during installation of Win xp all kinds of stop errors popped up.
First I got Paged fault in non paged area, then reboot then bad pool caller, reboot and then driver irql not less or equal.
After a lot of restarts I where able to install Windows xp.
but every time after rebooting it said that it had recoverd from a serious error caused by a device driver (video driver according to the report from Microsoft)
I also got some reports saying that Audio devices where not installed properly(on board) but that stopped after installing drivers from the disk following the motherboard.
I did update windows incl sp2 and installed all the newest drivers, but the computer just became more and more unstable auto rebooted several times and it ended in another crash. I could get it up and go again but with the same procedure as mentioned abow... 20 restarts during clean winxp install.
I borowed a graphic card and memory from work but that did not help at all.
My system Athlon xp1800 with 512MB pc2700, palit daytona ti4200 mounted on a Jetway V266B mobo.
Since I have tried my system with new: hardrive, memory, PSU, video card and bios update I guess it all comes down to the mobo but it would be nice to heare if any one have any other idea or experience with similar symptoms.
Some details about the stop errors:
Page fault in non page area:
Bad pool caller:
Driver irql not less or equal: